GSDIVA (GSD Inherited Ventricular Arrhythmias)
GSDIVA is an inherited electrical issue within the heart that is found in GSDs and Shilohs. It can cause sudden death in young dogs and has no outward or obvious symptoms. IVA (Inherited Ventricular Arrhythmia) itself is an excess of single early beats and does not typically threaten the life of a dog. When these irregular beats occur in pairs or runs the resulting condition is known as VT (Ventricular Thrombosis), this is what causes sudden death. These conditions are typically outgrown by age 2 and can be treated with medication if diagnosed.
With thorough testing of all breeding dogs and their littermates, this deadly condition could be eradicated from the breed.
TSSR is committed to this effort and with the help of generous donations, has two holter monitors available for a nominal fee.
Alba’s test results are sent directly to owner/breeder. While the TSSR appreciates if results are shared, it is not a requirement to use the monitor.
- Christi Yonavick
- Rental fee: $25US for the first dog + $5US each additional dog tested at the same time
- Shipping fees (round trip) are not included and are the responsibility of the renter
- Renter is responsible for all Alba testing fees incurred